Sunday, 20 March 2016
Today in rock history 20th March
1951 – Carl Palmer drummer born today 1964 – The Beatles perform on English TV’s Ready Steady Go! program, which achieves its highest rating. 1965 – The No. 1 single in the British Isles is the Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time.” 1968 – Eric Clapton is arrested in Los Angeles along with Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Jim Messina. The four are charged with “being in a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used.” Clapton is later found innocent, while the Buffalo Springfield guys receive a small fine. 1969 – John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar 1971 – Yes release The Yes Album in the UK. 1972 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “A Horse with No Name,” America 1976 – Alice Cooper married 19 year old Sheryl Goddard 1976 – Born on this day, Chester Bennington, vocals, Linkin Park 1977 – The final live T. Rex concert is held in Portsmouth, 1980 –A 28-year-old truck driver takes the office manager of Elektra/Asylum Records’ New York branch hostage. Joseph Riviera demands that either Jackson Browne or the Eagles give him money in order to start his own business. Neither responds, and he eventually surrenders to New York police. 1984 – Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats marries actress Britt Ekland. 1991 – Conor,Eric Clapton’s 4 year old son, falls to his death from a 53rd story New York City apartment window. Clapton later writes the song “Tears in Heaven" 2003 – Gene Simmons sats on his Web site, “”Spent most of yesterday reading the forthcoming Sex Money KISS I wrote for SIMMONS AUDIO/New Millennium. 2005 – Welsh trio The Stereophonics top the U.K. album charts with Language.Sex.Violence.Other?